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Sunday, June 15, 2014

INFLUENSTER: PURE ICE Nail Polish VirtualVoxBox

  PURE ICE Nail Polish VirtualVoxBox

Every now and then, Influenster runs a campaign called a 'VirtualVoxBox.' These are campaigns that do NOT have shipments with them; the activities usually involve tweeting or posting to Facebook various messages about products.

Personally, I wouldn't have called this a 'VirtualVoxBox' since I needed to purchase the item of which the campaign was centered... but I digress...

PURE ICE is a brand of nail polish available at Walmart and walmart.com for $1.97. It comes in over 100 shades, although my local Walmart didn't have quite that many.

The PURE ICE display at Auburn, NY Walmart

So, after looking over the shades, I chose 'Busted,' which is a purple shimmery shade.

stock photo of PURE ICE in Busted

In person, the polish looks like it will have thick or opaque coverage. Sadly, this isn't the case. It applies VERY sheer. It took 3 coats to actually achieve any distinct coloring on my nails.

Manicure 'selfie' of PURE ICE in Busted

And that's where the troubles began. Within 3 hours of application, I washed my hands ONE time and my left index finger peeled COMPLETELY off. So, I reapplied the 3 coats and went on my way. This is what I had the next day...

Manicure 'selfie' - Day 2 of PURE ICE in Busted
This time, both my right index and middle nails had peeled.

What made this nail polish even WORSE is the fact that 90% of it was worn off by the 4th day of wearing. I was also able to scrape the remaining polish off with ease. I then tried SinfulColors Professional in Gorgeous on June 10th and it has better 'staying' power than the PURE ICE polish. It's been 6 days now and only one nail is bare.

Manicure 'selfie' of SinfulColors Professional in Gorgeous

For participating in the PURE ICE VirtualVoxBox campaign, I am eligible to win a gift set of 8 shades from PURE ICE.

Not worth the $1.97 Walmart wants for it. If you're going to buy nail polish at Walmart, pay the extra penny and buy a bottle of SinfulColors Professional or pay $0.50 more and get a bottle of Sally Hansen Hard as Nails polish.